Flying to the Coast and Visiting with Vannah

Random musings on a Friday in February:

I got email for a new service that will mail a paper valentine’s day card out for you–complete with hand stuck stamp–and your own personalization. You can choose from a range of fonts/handwriting such as “Amandine” and “Philling” both looking like a sixth grader’s neat hand. This is appealing, and cards on the ‘Net are huge. At one time an online card company was in the top five of most visited websites.

I am flying to the coast for a meeting. I’ve always wanted to say that and now it is true. We will meet in a few weeks with the folks at InfoHub, a large website that assists us with travel listings and a pay per click search on GoNOMAD. Then we will drive up north to Sonoma, where we are visiting with locals, and touring the Russian River Valley for an article.

Tom Vannah of the Advocate came to see the cafe, and we talked about their new venture “Preview MA,” a glossy arts magazine. I think the market can support this new venture, and the ads were selling well. It debuts in March. They will be publishing travel content licensed from us, we are looking forward to seeing how it will come out. The first story is Kent St. John’s piece on Croatia.

Playing poker in the cafe on Super Bowl Sunday. What a great way to spend time on this holy American holiday, playing cards with friends.